A journey of kindness

I don’t normally watch a lot of TV. I have always wanted to, but it is often difficult for me to “sit” through a show. Usually as soon as I sit down the “million other things I should be doing”, race through my head. Last week after working all day, I decided to renovate my home office. I had been setting tile for hours and was starting to drag in the quiet hours while my family was sleeping. I didn’t want to stop, but I was needing some inspiration. I generally love this “alone” time and will listen to books on audible, ponder, dream and refuel. One night, I decided to see if there was something on Netflix that I could listen/watch while tiling. (Setting tile is not my favorite thing, but the finished product always brings me joy). I came across “The Kindness Diaries.” The first episode had me hooked! I binge watched the 2 seasons over the next few days while I worked on my office after hours. I was exhausted, fatigued and inspired!

Leon Logothetis narrates his journey of finding kindness around the world. After completing the binge sessions I decided to order this book. It is filled with “28-1/2 adventures guaranteed to make you happier”. I will give it a try. I feel like I am already a “happy” person, but am alway striving to become better and do more.

Have you ever been guilty of “binge watching” and in the process found inspiration?

One of my favorite quotes from Leon during the series… “The world is filled with travelers. Some by force some by choice. For some of us this is a calling. At the heart of this brotherhood is the desire to connect, find community and a place to belong. And every single connection made makes the world a little better because as Mark Twain once put it, ‘Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be aquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of ones lifetime’.”~Leon Logothetis, season 2


  1. I binge watched The Crown but was not inspired to become a royal. This series sounds interesting. I’ll try to check it out. There are some good videos from other countries that I’ve seen on YouTube that center around kindness. They are more like public service spots. They are definitely uplifting.

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    • I have not seen The Crown, but having an obsession for London I have been tempted a few times. I will have to do a search on YouTube and see what I can find. With all the negativity in the world right now, I am being very selective with my social intake to maintain a positive outlook, without ignoring what is happening globally.

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      • I have the same struggles with the news. I’ve had about all I can take. It’s difficult to maintain the balance you describe. I don’t like a lot of series but found the Crown really interesting. Many of the plot points made me wonder if they were based in reality…and they were.


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